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and it actually has a chevy small-block 350 engine, believe it or not. >>> representative jesse jackson jr. resigns from congress. race car's danica patrick splits from her husband. >>> and this ex-"price is right" model gets $8.5 million in damages. we're going to have your headlines straight ahead. >>> everyone in alaska's thankful their heaters are working. frigid cold there and rain for black friday in the northwest. your forecast is coming up. you're watching "early today." >>> and other stories making news this morning in america. folks in the midwest dealt with white-out conditions on the busiest travel day of the year. no, we're not talking snow, we're talking this stuff. thick, dense fog. at least 500 flights were grounded or delayed in chicago alone. in new york's busy penn station train service came to a screeching halt due to electrical problems threatening thousands of holiday commuters. >>> in los angeles, one of the nation's busiest freeways came to a stand still. traffic on the 405 backed up, creating a virtual parking lot of headlights and brake lights illuminating the hig
a little while ago jesse jackson jr. said that he has been suffering from bipolar we haven't seen him at all he is at the mayo clinic he has won this race. there is really no place for you to be tonight. he is not here, sandy is not here his family is not here as a matter of fact the rev. we hear tonight is in ohio. can you hear us? >> that's why we are at an election night party here in the second congressional district in madison at the sports bar and grill you know jesse jackson jr. had problems, lots of well-documented problems in the past few months but winning this election was never expected to be one of them, tonight we can confirm that he remains at the mayo clinic in minnesota he voted by absentee ballot and there was no party for him so that's why we have been here talking with these constituents i just want to tell you a few minutes ago i did get a text message from his spokesperson and i will read it back to you know, the tax says my deep and sincere thanks to the people of the second congressional district i am humbled and moved by the support shown today, every day i t
an increasing bizarre saga. congressman jesse jackson jr. resigned today. two weeks ago he was re-elected despite disappearing from public view days earlier. we learned he was being treated for a disease, now, a cloud. there is a federal investigation. here is nbc's kelly o'donnell. >> reporter: today, a once promising political career is officially over, with an end marked by spiraling legal troubles, jesse jr., the son of the famed civil rights leader, gave up his seat in congress after 17 years in a letter, he wrote in part, my health issues and treatment have become incompatible with service in the house of representatives. jackson has been in the hospital on and off since june for treatment of bipolar disorder, seen here while a patient at the mayo clinic. today, cook county officials are weighing options for a special election to replace jackson. >> and i think he feels that the district he represents, somebody should be there in a healthier condition than he is. >> reporter: but jackson makes striking admissions about his mistakes, talking to the justice department as they
&prequests.llsa jackson, the pdministrator oo thh environmental protection agenny, hassppllee a fast one. she has been using an epa email account under aa akee name to avoid complying wwth foia requuets. apparently several other seniorrepa staff are doing likewise.jackson's aliis is the name "riihard windsor." jackson allegedly uses this account to conduct epa business she wants to epa gladly responds to foia requests for email in jackson's name because the questionable activity takes placeein the fake name account. thissapparent violation of federalllaw was iscovered by ttink tank. cei discovered jackson is the seeond epa head to use an email account in a fake name. carole brownerr phe epa chief under biil &pwarming czar under barack obama, started the practice to evade federal law.for more on this story visit behind the headlines dot nett and follow mark hyyan. [ knocking ] oh, no, i got to go. oh, can you make that to go? these days, nobody has time to get sick. but minuteclinic makes it easy to get well. our nurse practitioners can diagnose and write prescriptions for everything from
jackson jr. is talking with federal officials about a plea deal in connection with his alleged misuse of campaign funds. the source saying "no one has pled guilty," but plea discussions are ongoing on top of the investigation surrounding jackson jr. misusing funds to decorate his home. he is also being investigated for allegedly buying a $40,000 rolex for a female friend. we will continue to stay on top of this. >>> still to come this morning, new york mayor michael bloomberg weighing in on an "snl" spoof of himself that went viral. >>> and her dresses always get the fashion world talking. now we're learning more about who the first lady was wearing election night. >>> we saw some flurries overnight and we're off to a chilly start, but big what are you doing there? i am making crescent bacon cheddar pinwheels. wow, i'm impressed! [ ding ] dad, the cable's out! you got that right? [ kiss ] thank you ♪ [ male announcer ] pillsbury crescents. let the making begin. here's a better idea. pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits in just 15 minutes the light delicate layers add a layer of w
tired. >>> five things you want to know on thursday. jesse jackson will be in town today. the leader will be the keynote speaker during a rally at city hall. and join the concerned members and to talk about youth civil rights in the city of baltimore. the main issue is the money being allocated to build a new jail for youth charged as adults. >>> what does it mean for baltimore and the planned casino. and executives will answer that question. and more this afternoon. the group meets at monaco. >>> and discussing kidnappings. baltimore new commissioner and the county's chief james johnson will talk about the joint investigation. two men have been arrested as a result. >>> baltimore county is holding a health fair this is for children this evening. it is happening at lock raven. so the fair features mental health services and resources for families. a panel will discuss bullying and take questions on the topic. >>> jermaine jackson asked the courts to let him change his name. he wants to be jermaine jackson but he wants it spelled jacksun on the end. the older brother wants
. >>> plus, jesse jackson jr. may be negotiating a plea deal that could end his career in congress and might even include jail time. you're watching "early today." >>> welcome back. here are some of the top stories we're watching. president obama marked veterans day with a traditional wreath laying at the tomb of the unknowns at arlington national cemetery. during his remarks, the president noted it was the first veterans day in a decade without american troops serving in iraq. >>> israeli forces have fired warning shots into syria after a stray shell from fighting between syrian troops and rebels fell on an israeli army post in the golden heights. >>> some parts of central venice is under water because of heavy rain and storms whipped up by strong storms. they have reached high tide level since recordkeeping began 150 years ago. >>> the blue dress worn by judy garland in "the wizard of oz" has sold for $485,000 at auction. >>> a british woman is divorcing her husband after he refused to recreate scenes from "fifty shades of grey." in legal papers, she cites his "boring attitude about sex" a
why germaine jackson wants to change his famous last name. >> learn which star is no >> it is 4:54. >> let's check in with jacqui jeras again. >> because we have had this morning will give way to some sunshine. we got off easy with the northeaster, it has been a miss for people in the northeast. over 4 inches of snow in central park. bridgeport had 5.5 inches. still snowing and parts of new england. things are winding down for us. chilly temperatures that are about average. 42 after reagan national. 41 at dulles. looking for a morning shower clear by the afternoon. 30 mile per hour gusts at times. we will see a high of 50-55 degrees. looking good with an ice warming trend by this weekend when the high temperatures make it well into the 60's. >> we have a couple of items that hopefully by 5:00 is cleared out of the way. not too much of any backups. 395 northbound as you come off the beltway, a minor crash on the right side. if they can get that wrapped up, we will be happy about that. san story on 66 near 28 and centerville. they have blocked the right lane. just north of 32 arou
hit. we'll get to that in a second. >> will the fascination with michael jackson ever end? i don't think so. there are some startling revelationsen a new book about how jackson dealt with money not to mention his own fame and what he really wanted from his career. fascinating information there. >>> speaking of fascinating, we begin with the breaking news now that the top u.s. military commander in afghanistan is now also caught up in the petraeus scandal. general john allen is being investigated by the pentagon now for sending thousand of improper e-mails to jill kelly, of course, the whistle blower in this case. >> she is the florida woman who triggered an investigation which ultimately forced petraeus to resign. now defense officials would not discuss the nature of the relationship between general allen and jill kelly. but some 20,000 to 30,000 documents, involving inappropriate communications between general allen and the said individual, jill kelly. >> seeing all this play out on e-mail. e-mails from mistress paula to petraeus, that's what led to this. now another very high r
jackson jr. won re-election but could lose with the feds. >>> and election loser alan west won't go quietly. >>> plus today former congresswoman gabby giffords goes face to face with the man who tried to assassinate her. details are next. you're watching "early today." >>> plenty of other stories making news this morning. the chicago sunday times reports jesse jackson jr. is talking with federal prosecutors about a possible plea deal. jackson easily won re-election tuesday while being treated at the mayo clinic for by polar disorder and depression. the feds are looking into whether he improperly used campaign funds for decorating her home. >>> today for the first time after she was gunned down 22 months ago gabby giffords will come face to face with the man who tried to assassinate her. jared lock ner will be sentenced to life without pa roll. giffords husband, mark kelley, will also be in court reading a letter on his wife's behalf. >>> the election in florida is still too close to call in the presidential contest. and in another florida race, republican congressman alan west is de
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our nation's massive debt challenge. >>> a special election following jesse jackson jr.'s resignation from congress. jackson says he needs to spend time, quote, restoring my health. jackson mysteriously disappeared from capitol hill in may and his office later revealed he was dealing with depression and had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. health concerns aren't the only thing jackson is facing, though. ted rowlands is in chicago. good morning, ted. >> reporter: good morning, carol. yeah. well, the health concerns are significant. he had two stints at the mayo clinic. talking to family members, that was the main reason why he just couldn't move forward. and he gave his letter of resignation to john boehner yesterday. in that letter, though, for the first time -- this is what you were alluding to, carol, he did acknowledge he knows he is the subject of a federal investigation for possible misuse of campaign funds. and in that letter at one point he said talking about that, i'm doing my best to address the situation responsibly, cooperate with the investigators and accept responsib
you knew everything there was to know about michael jackson? think again. >> a surprising new book, the king of pop's personal struggles as we have never seen them before. that story coming up. >> ann ♪ don't just leave me alone ♪ leave me alone ♪ leave me alone >>> look at that. >> i can do my michael now. come on. well, at one time michael jackson was the most popular man on the planet, and that came with an extraordinary dose of publicity. >> we're not going to leave him alone. >> no, no, we're not. >> but now three years after his death, a new book reveals michael's private struggles in unparalleled detail. abc's nick watt has the story. ♪ thriller nights >> reporter: there hasn't been anyone that famous in a single moment as he was during "thriller" time. that was probably the peak of celebrity for a human being. >> reporter: randall sullivan highly acclaimed journalist spent three years getting behind the mask of the most celebrated entertainer our world has ever known. it's a tale of family, fame, lost childhood, and startling accusations that you won't have heard be
. >> reverend jesse jackson did not comment today on reports that his son congressman jesse jackson jr. may be negotiating a plea agreement with federal authorities. the senior jackson spoke at the rainbow push coalition today. that plea agreement for his son reportedly covers questionable campaign spending on home improvements. jackson jr. was reelected despite sitting out the campaign to get treatment for bipolar disorder. he has not been charged. >> a 21-year-old man from crown point, indiana, was killed after a drunk driver crashed in to his truck on the dan ryan expressway. it happened near 95th street at around 1:30 a.m. this morning. police say that phillip briner of crown point was headed south when another driver also driving a truck, crossed several lanes and crashed into briner. a witness saw both vehicles bounce off the side of barriers on the expressway before coming to a stop. briner died at advocate christ medical center about 30 minutes after the accident. police say that the other driver admitted to drink
>> we're live on the south side outside the jackson home. >> after days of trying to locate the jackson family the elusive sandy jackson appears before residence in her ward tonight working she says while her husband remains in minnesota being treated for his bipolar disorder while she may have the worst record for attendance at city hall cindy jackson claims that she's working through the hard times right now by working for the seventh ward after reports about the fbi investigating her to she says this in an exclusive interview tonight. >> tell us about the federal investigation, which you can share on the record. >> there's nothing i can share on the record. this is the first time we have heard from mrs. jackson since reports surfaced that she is under federal investigation like her husband. tonight she makes it clear that work is where things are going even though city records show that she has missed more city council meetings than any other aldermen. they're concerned about how they will see and educate their children and how they're going to get employed especially i
obama. congressman jesse jackson junior will not be released from the mayo clinic before election day. jackson has already voted by absentee ballot and has no plans for a public appearance on election night. jackson was recently re-admitted to the clinic for treatment of bi-polar disorder. he also suffers from gastro- intestinal problems. he has not campaigned since taking a medical leave of absence in june. next we go live to the new york stock exchange. how some financial giants in lower manhattan will operate while waiting for their offices to dry out in the wake of hurricane sandy. and later in lunchbreak the chef from river north's zed 451 is here with his savory recipe for roasted butternut squash with bacon vinaigrette. at was me... the day i learned i had to start insulin for my type 2 diabetes. me... thinking my only option was the vial and syringe dad used. and me... discovering once-daily levemir® flexpen®. flexpen® is prefilled. doesn't need refrigeration for up to 42 days. no drawing from a vial. dial the exact dose. inject by pushing a button. flexpen® is insulin del
argued for granting russia pntr, which has until now been prevented by what is known as the jackson-vanik amendment, focus on the supposedly bilateral trade benefits. the issue that concerns me and many members is not trade but human rights. advocates of repeal say that the jackson-vanik amendment is outdated and is purely symbolic and therefore should be disregarded. but in the ira of human rights, madam speaker, symbols can have a very great importance. over the years jackson-vanik has become a sign of the continuing u.s. commitment to human rights in russia and elsewhere. repealing the amendment could very well be interpreted as an indication that our commitment is now weakening. this would be a terrible signal to send at a time when putin is in the process of imposing ever tighter restrictions on all opposition to his regime, especially democratic activists and any others who dare to defy the authorities. i also oppose granting russia aren't -- pntr at this time because it is but one more concession by the united states in pursuit of the president's failed reset of relations wit
making news this morning. the "chicago sun times" reports illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. is talking with federal prosecutors about a possible plea deal. jackson easily won re-election tuesday while being treated at the mayo clinic for bipolar disorder and depression. the feds are looking into whether jackson may have improperly used campaign funds to pay for decorating his home. >>> today for the first time since she was gunned down exactly 22 months ago, former arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords will come face to face with the man who tried to assassinate her. jared loughner will be sentenced to life without parole after pleading guilty to the murders of six people and the wounding of 13 others. giffords husband, mark kelly, will also be in court reading a letter on his wife's behalf. >>> the election in florida is still too close to call in the presidential contest. and in another florida race, republican congressman alan west is demanding a recount despite the fact that he's trailing democrat patrick murphy by nearly 2,500 votes considered outside the margin for
." call or click today. >>> one of the jackson brothers trying to change his famous last name, or at least the way that it's spelled. jermaine is petitioning a california court to change the last name -- the spelling of his last name to s-u-n rather than s-o-n. jackson, who's been touring with his brothers and promoting his book about his brother michael jackson says he wants to change the name for artistic reasons. >>> here's something out of this world. scientists believe they found a family of planets that may be capable of supporting life. one is so big it is called super earth. scientists delivered the planet in 2008 orbiting an orange star. it is roughly 42 light years away. this is an artist's rendering of the planet. scientists say it is a rocky world. at least seven times the size of earth. they believe it can contain water on the surface, which is necessary for life. >> do you think there are scientists who say i was thinking about hd40 -- >> just call it paul or something. keep it simple. >>> an nba great compares playing basketball with the president to playing with michael jor
's lead downward. hallie jackson have details on how lawmakers are trying to ease concerns about the u.s. economy in the fiscal cliff. >> we are hearing from democrats and republicans in congress about working together, but it remains to be seen whether they will back up the top with action. -- back up the talk wtih action. action. the dow dropped 13,000. it is that it would downgrade the u.s. credit rating if congress does nothing about the so-called fiscal cliff. compromising to be the word of the day on a compromise from leaders on both sides of the ideal. >> it is better to be of that fight. it is better to work together. republican speaker of the house signaled his party may be open to deal that includes higher taxes. to the we are willing to except the revenue under the right conditions. democratic senate majority leader harry reid wonder why the wait? >> i am not for kicking the can down the road. i did we have done up far too much. we know what the issue is, and we need to solve that issue. >> president obama looking ahead to the lame-duck session of congress next week. in wash
. >>> illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. may be about to resign just days after being re-elected. our chicago station reports jackson is negotiating a plea deal. he is accused of misusing campaign funds. jay levine reports jackson would give up his seat and may have to go to prison. >> reporter: sightings of jackson, once a rising star of the democratic party, have been rare since he began treatment for a bipolar disorder back in june. a photo with a visiting colleague at the mayo clinic. another outside his home in washington. and video of him closing the blinds after spotting a cameraman. while the congressman splits his time between his washington, d.c., home and mayo in minnesota, high powered defense attorney dan webb, a former top prosecutor himself, has been the point person for jackson in talks with the justice department. negotiating a deal that would include jackson resigning for health reasons, pleading guilty to charges involving misuse of campaign funds, and paying back contributions that were converted to personal use such as home furnishings, improper travel and gifts. at least
with him for that. >> speaking out against congressman jesse jackson jr. is he cutting a deal, prosecutors hoping to stay out of prison. >> we're here with reaction to reports of a plea deal talk. >> he is under federal investigation for breaking campaign finance law. >> i really am angry at him because i was very supportive of him being bill. >> that anchor given the extended absence of jesse jackson jr. is mounting, first reports of used campaign funds to decorate his $2.5 million washington home and now the latest bombshell being reported by the sun times the $40,000 in campaign cash was used to buy it prolix watch for a female acquaintancea rolex watch for a female friend. as soon as the sun times story broke there were multiple reports that the congressman who came into victory tuesday has long been working with the fed's on the plea deal that would bear him jail time. his name came up in 2008 and led to the conviction of gov rod blagojevich, jackson denied involvement and was never charged. >> jackson has also been romantically linked to washington hostess and model it's the tot
jackson jr. is officially calling it quits. >>> when discussing the attacks in benghazi, i relied solely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community. >>> already long lines of die-hard shoppers hoping to score deals. >> they're calling this gray thursday. major retailers are trying to get the jump on one another by opening thanksgiving night. >> we're pretty much here for the tvs. >> we all know the true meaning of thanksgiving is great price on tvs. >> mace's thanksgiving day parade balloons. it is always quite the sight. >>> who lived in america before the europeans arrived? >> the vikings. no? >>> interview chris christie. >> what is he doing on thanksgiving? >> i'm afraid he's eating. >>> people you haven't seen all year year, your family comes over to the house. i know you're lying. >>> two turkeys, cobbler and his friend, gobbler. >> life is all about a second chance. these birds are moving forward. >>> and all that matters. >> u.s. troops serving our country are being served thanksgiving dinner. >> thousands of miles away on "cbs th
, illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. is reportedly in talks with federal prosecutors negotiating a plea deal. a source tells the "chicago sun-times," "no one has pled guilty, but plea discussions are ongoing." the democrat is under investigation for misusing campaign funds to decorate his washington home. he's also under information for allegedly buying a $40,000 rolex for a friend. if jackson pleads guilty to a felony, he will forced to resign his congressional seat. he just won re-election with 64% of the vote. >>> eight minutes after the hour on this thursday morning, still ahead the group calling on lawmakers to avoid deep cuts that could impact millions of american families. >>> what you can do today to ensure a great view of the presidential inauguration. >> we have lingering sprinkles, maybe some flurries in the are >>> weather and traffic on the 1s. we are feeling some wind and some lingering flurries and sprinkles from that powerful coastal storm that just missed us yesterday. but it's been pounding new england and long island over the last several hours with more snow, more wi
chairman and ceo mike jackson is joining us to talk about how much the auto industry impacted last night's election. we have traders at the new york stock exchange cme and nymex. what is this? what are the traders really pointing the finger toward on the reason for this? >> well, it is kind of tough. everybody wants to say it is because of the election. romney would be so much better. but secretly, probably a lot of people were hoping for romney. but a lot of people thought that obama was not going to lose this election. so i mean as investors you sort of have to build that into your calculations. when you're looking at things. but now we're going have to get back to business. there's dodd frank. there's the fiscal cliff. all that trouble in europe, starting to throw fire bombs. it is serious business. now we have to think about it. we have to go back to work. what happened happened with the election, let's now go. liz: exactly, what happened happened let's now go. crude oil now falling 4 1/2%, more than $4 at this point. natural gas down, rbob gasoline losing 10 cents. good for the cons
schools they are attractive. >>> lakers have new head coach, not phil jackson. the team announced before midnight that mike deanthony will be joining he previously coached the suns and nicks he replaces mike brown who the lakers fired five games into the season. he was chosen after negotiations with phil jackson broke down over the weekend. >>> san francisco police officer stops stolen vehicle what the driver did that had police swarming a construction site. [ inaudible ] .
served as chief of police in oakland and long beach, california. >> the reverend jesse jackson, the famous civil rights leader was called up in the battle against building a new jail in baltimore. kate amara was there. >> we will not win on tuesday and lose on thursday. keep fighting back. >> when jesse jackson speaks, people tend to listen. that is what organizers of this rally are hoping for, were voices urging the state not to build a new youth detention center in baltimore. -- more voices urging the state not to build a new youth detention center in baltimore. >> the proposal calls for a $70 million, 120-bed facility. youth advocates say the state should concentrate its resources and finance is on prevention. >> building this jail today will affect generations to come. >> some of the folks at the rally say these kids should go to group homes are juvenile detention, but by law, that actually cannot. the kids were charged with violent crimes like murder and rape, and maryland law dictates that they must be housed within the adult system as their cases go to report. >> 35,000
if you fly often. >> the airline teamed with up pert jackson who directed the film the hobbit and expect the characters from the movie featured throughoutvideo. jackson even makes an appearance. >> does he have feet? i never seen the movies so. >> that's one of the features of the hobbit. >> now i will run out and rent it. >> stay with us this morning. a boy takes his love of politics to heart especially when he dresses up for halloween. >> we will show you the creative way he came up with an idea a ballot box and he gave his friends a chance to cast their vote. >> also ahead a local hospital getting kudos for showing off the flare. we will tell you how a little dance the routine for breast cancer awareness is putting them in the national spotlight. [ harry umlaut ] the five stages of muller. suspicion: it's yogurt, how good can it be? revision. "actually, this ain't bad"? surprise! "look at this cool corner thingy!" desolation. "it's gone." anticipation "hey! there's more in the fridge." [ male announcer ] muller. the european for yummy. >>> thanks for joining us this morning. we have s
of events for congressman jesse jackson jr. after months out of the public eye. today he resigned. and for the first time acknowledged that he is the subject of a federal investigation. a live report on that is next. plus, a couple months ago president obama said he could not call egypt an ally tonight he is praising the egyptian president for a cease-fire in the middle east. we will look at where things stand with a crucial partner. plus. [cheers] >> it's up to egypt to keep the peace between hamas and israel. but now egyptian leaders are dealing with violence in their own country. that's coming up on "the fox report" with free giveaways to the first 100 customers each day, hourly prize drawings plus you can get back up to $100 in bonus bass bucks with purchase. can i still ship a gift in time r christmas? yeah, sure you can. great. where's your gift? uh... whew. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. ship fedex express by december 22nd for christmas delivery. >> shepard: night vision cameras fending off a pack of wolves. top story as we go around the world in 80 secon
in beltsville, maryland, bishop harry jackson has been a major opponent of gay marriage. where doeit s in thbile that homosexuals shouldn't marry? >> it says it all over. start with deuteronomy, leviticus, first corinthians, go on and on. >> it says homosexual shouldn't marry in the bible? no, there's a prohibition against homosexual activity. >> i take the bible with the utmost seriousness. yet i realize that there are times when the bible misbehaves. it is not at its best self. the bible promotes genocide, the bible lessens half of the human race in its dehumanizing statements when it talks about women. the bible says a lot of things. >> many pastors in maryland and elsewhere have weighed in on this issue. reverend al sharpton -- >> this is not an issue about gay or straight, this is an issue about civil rights. you can not be for civil rights for african-americans but not for gays and lesbians. >> reverend william owens on the issue of civil rights -- >> when i was a boy, you couldn't drink out of a white water fountain, you couldn't go to a white restaurant, you couldn't go to a white hotel.
, jesse jackson jr. is out of a job. kelly o'donnell has the latest. kelly, good morning. >> good morning, willie. well, jesse jackson jr. has been under a cloud for months. a personal struggle with mental illness, complicated by the pressures of a very public life, and nagging questions that surface through ethics and criminal investigations. his decision to quit congress comes two weeks after he won a ninth full term and did so without even campaigning. >> would you guys like coffee, by the way? >> known simply as junior, the 47-year-old long carried both the blessings and burdens of a famous family name. >> he is my father and my friend, i now present to you the reverend jesse jackson. >> in better days, jackson jr. was routinely talked about as a future chicago mayor or u.s. senator making his slow and personal fall a source of major headlines. >> with breaking news, the resignation of congressman jesse jackson jr., he was once a political rising star. >> and compassion from some chicago constituents. >> it's sad. i don't think you want to see this happen to anybody. especially with h
on what led to the violence. >> getting some high-profile help. jesse jackson led his hands. instead of spending money to lockup youth offenders, money will be better spent on programs to keep them out of trouble. >> we will not win on tuesday and lose on thursday. >> the new facility is necessary to improve the treatment of youth offenders. anthony batts was sworn in as the police commissioner. stephanie rawlings-blake administered the oath of office. he wasn't confirmed until just two weeks ago. he previously was chief of police in oakland. >> a baltimore home filled up with dangerous levels of carbon dioxide. all of the victims will be fine . good news for those who had to navigate around the downtown water main break around penn station. parts of charles street have now reopened to traffic. >> developers of the upcoming casino are going all end on an upgrade. caesars brand will build a more upscale casino under its horseshoe brand. that means and its investment of more than $25 million. >> we pride ourselves on service. we hire the right people. >> construction is expected to beg
on congress and jesse jackson jr. to address future plans. i think that congressman jackson it is incumbent upon him to have a conversation with his constituents about his intentions. outside of one of the recorded phone messages jackson has not been heard from he has been under treatment for depression and bipolar to disorder. it was revealed that he was under investigation for possibly miss using campaign funds to furnish his home in d.c. congressman danny davis spoke out about the investigation today into senator dick durbin. and senator dick durbin. >> it looks like there will be some determination as to how factual allegations are and i think the congressman will make a decision based upon that. sources tell wgn tonight that the congressman is not represented and he was overwhelmingly reelected to office last tuesday. and romijn emanuel also dealing with city hall officials accused of illegally taping phone conversations of local journalists. he's saying it's much ado about nothing he added it's not policy to record interviews. last week he filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the c
. >> jesse jackson pleads their case. i am kate amara with that story. >> loading up a truck for hurricane victims. i am jennifer franciotti. the woman's efforts >> you are watching wbal teo of the news at 5:00 p.m., with stan stovall and donna hamilton. your forecast with tom tasselmyer and skycam 11 covering breaking news. wbal tv 11 news at 5:00 p.m. continues now. >> a rally calling for the redirection of money to build a u.s. jail in baltimore city. the idea is to prevent juvenile delinquency. >> expected to be in attendance is a jesse jackson. they say they are ignoring research that are more effective and less costly. kate amara it is lived downtown with that story. >> we will start with some logistics'. they have moved to the e event inside. it was scheduled to start at 5:00. if you are planning to come to hear jesse jackson speak, you have time. when he speaks, people tend to listen and that is what organizers are hoping for. he will bring attention to their cause, urging the state not to build that new detention center. it calls for a $70 million facility. supporters say it is de
in front of me about congressman jesse jackson jr. resigning from congress. house speaker boehner's office confirming they have received jackson's resignation letter. more details on this after the break but again, congressman jackson jr. is resigning after just winning re-election there in his illinois district. we are back with much more after this. >>> it's time for the "your business" entrepreneur of the week. christine wants you to shop small. the onner of wonder works believes in cooperation instead of competition. she has a section dedicated to locally made products to make sure that her customers dollars stay local. for more watch sunday mornings at 7:30 on msnbc. >>> back, everybody. more on the breaking news. illinois congressman ja jesse jackson jr. resigned from congress. luke russert joins wime with mo. people are questioning the timing and the investigation of whether or not the allegations that jackson converted campaign funds to personal use. >> sure. a few interesting things here, thomas. we have on good authority he resigned today because, obviously, a lot of folks on cap
in cairo, egypt. steve, thanks. jesse jackson jr. out of congress now but not out of the woods by any means. the democrat from illinois submitting his resignation yesterday just two weeks after voters reelected him for his ninth full term. now it came after he had been absent for many months citing inpatient treatment for bipolar disorder but on top of his health battle, the former congressman is also facing a federal investigation among other things accused of misusing campaign funds to fix up his home. now jackson could face the fallout from that probe. even though he is no longer holding public office. peter doocy has the latest from d.c. >> some folks in illinois are now asking why congressman jesse jackson jr. waited until 15 days after the election to resign instead of letting voters select his successor on november 6th. congressman bobby rush the only person who beat barack obama in an election is sticking um for the embattled 47-year-old. >> i don't think that anybody has been duped. i think that that this is a process that no one really knew exactly what was going to happen. >> jac
meveryonr phil jackson to return. phil jackson wanted 10 million a year and too much con personneld coaching on away games. we think phil jackson only wanted to coach the home games. unfortunately for the warriors right after they fired mike brown the lakers beat up on the warriors 1 01 to 79. the new coach and a revived interest in the lakers. bad news for the golden state warriors. lakers. bad news for the golden state warriors. >> it sleep train has your ticket to tempur-pedic. lakers. bad news for the experience thearriors. pressure-relieving comfort of tempur-pedic, and sleep risk-free with sleep train's 100-day money back guarantee. get 36 months interest-free financing: no down, and no interest for 3 years. plus, get free same-day delivery. sleep train's 100-day money back guarantee, interest-free financing, and free delivery? that's the ticket! sleep train's ticket to tempur-pedic ends soon. ♪ sleep train ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ my keep your eyes on wall street we are up four points since friday and is now at the line blackberry sang is finally going to launch
future. why jesse jackson jr.'s troubles may be far from over. new reaction from a live report. >>> plus, a judge rules on the future of hostess. what will happen to the maker of those tasty twinkies? are they down for the count? find out. heather: we have a fox news alert for you, dense fog being blamed for a 50 vehicle pile-up in jefferson county, texas. reports say that at least 35 people are injured, no reports of any deaths so far. shutting down, though, interstate 10 in both directions. this happened around 8:00 this morning. you can take a look at some video of the pile-up right there. once again these are live pictures. no deaths being reported from this, but about 35 injuries so far. so a traffic snarl for all those people there in texas trying to get home for the holidays. rick: that's too bad. we'll keep an eye on that and bring you more information as we get it. >>> right now, though, a congressman's fall. jesse jackson jr.'s resignation from congress might spell the end of a political career that once held so much promise. but it hardly means that his troubles are over. stil
in the game against the suns but finished with 8 points, 6 rebounded, one block shot. today coach marc jackson said that bogut will be limited to 20 to 25 minutes. i don't think he is happy with that but will just play it as it goes as they play the november schedule. i caught up with bogut today. >> first points. season scored by you. that had to have felt good after waiting over 11 months? >> definitely did. it's been a long time to get back on the floor and, you know, got a easy cheap bucket early. >> a bucket's a bucket, right? >> that's right. >> reporter: what was this like for you to wait so long and then to finally come out? >> agonizing, tough mentally physically draining. but, you know, that's part of being a professional sportsman is try and stay positive throughout these things and it was tough and rough, you know, half a year to a year. almost past this thing. and i'm back playing basketball. >> reporter: once you get in the game you don't want to come out. if i said there was maybe an imaginary harness pulling you off and keeping you on the bench would i be accurate? >> yea
at the tight race with fresh statistics from dave goldberg, and finally jesse jackson why obama's track record is enough to give him a second term. we'll begin with the war on drugs. ethan nadelman wants to legalize marijuana among others things. he has a clear message. take marijuana out of the courts. tax it like other drug and move on. ethan. great to have you on the show. >> it's great to be here. >> gavin: election in just days. do you expect truly a dramatic shift in policy, a in obama's second term. and, b in an romney presidency versus an obama presidency. >> i have to say and legally speaking i'm head of of the drug policy action, the choice of us who care the drug wars is a choice between a disappointment and a disaster. romney from everything i can see, everything that he believes in and not flip flop on is the war on drugs. he could be the worse in the war on drugs since president bush. if the democrats take both the senate and the house, which is unlikely, i think we'll see serious movement forward. i think we'll see the emergence to evaluate the state of drugs in this country. we
as baseball cycle game and to quote my fellow play-by-play man keith jackson, whoa nelly. [ laughter ] anyway the national poll shows a virtual tie with the president having a slight but persistent lead in some of the key battleground states. he has to close the deal. the deal is in the midwest. the candidates, their wives and running mates are covering eight battleground states in total today. we start by taking to you home base. mike, the president hits four states. what's his closing argument? >> we got ourselves a barn burner. i'm sitting here home alone. in the words of keith jackson and the words of david axelrod, his closing argument and this is the most memorable quote is coming from his loins. we saw the president come in late tonight. he was back out on the road early this morning. he stopped apartment fema one more time, back to helicopter, back to joint base andrews, back in air force one. he landed in mentor, ohio, that's northern ohio. in terms. closing argument, it's the same, basically the same stump speech but with that last final frenzy, that last bit of energy now that bost
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